Red betel nut stains cause alarm in South Korea

South Koreans living in an Incheon neighborhood where a group of Burmese have recently carved out a little enclave were at first perplexed, then worried. What were the little red splotches that had begun to appear around town? Some sort of outbreak? The answer was, thankfully, a lot less alarming: betel nut. Getting to the ...

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#CleanMyanmar is Myanmar’s answer to the #TrashTag Challenge

#CleanMyanmar is Myanmar’s answer to the #TrashTag Challenge

Well that didn’t take long. Within days after mentions of the so-called #TrashTag Challenge began cropping up online, Myanmar has gotten in on the act. And as social media...

Cat-astrophe: Distillery fire caused by cat injures 1 in Northern Yangon

Cat-astrophe: Distillery fire caused by cat injures 1 in Northern Yangon

A fire at a whiskey distillery injured a man trying to extinguish the flames in Northern Yangon’s Thaketa township yesterday, according to an official from the Thaketa Fire...

11 dead, 25 injured in bus accident on Naypyidaw-Yangon highway

11 dead, 25 injured in bus accident on Naypyidaw-Yangon highway

Eleven people were killed and another 25 injured yesterday morning as a bus traveling to Yangon flipped onto its side after a tire blew out, according to Myanmar Highway Police....

Raging bus blaze streamed live by monk; no injuries reported

Raging bus blaze streamed live by monk; no injuries reported

A Shwe La Min express passenger bus headed from Mandalay to Sittwe caught fire yesterday afternoon after the vehicle’s left tire burst into flames, eventually setting the entire...

Cock-Eyed Logic: Fighting birds spared indignity of arrest by local news outlet

Cock-Eyed Logic: Fighting birds spared indignity of arrest by local news outlet

Two gamecocks photographed alongside three men following a Sunday cockfighting bust were spared further indignity this week when a Myanmar news outlet made the humane move to...

Village administrator stabbed in back in Yangon tea shop

Village administrator stabbed in back in Yangon tea shop

A village administrator from Hlegu, a rural township in Northern Yangon, is in critical condition today after being stabbed yesterday morning as he sat sipping tea in a local tea...

Say Cheese: Railway staffers chomp on pencils, chopsticks as part of smile ‘training’

Say Cheese: Railway staffers chomp on pencils, chopsticks as part of smile ‘training’

Is it really that hard to smile? Apparently so for 5,000 Lower Myanmar Railways staffers who are currently being trained how to do just that as part of a Japan-sponsored training...

Voice(over) of a Generation? Comedy page syncs with Yangon youth

Voice(over) of a Generation? Comedy page syncs with Yangon youth

A new Myanmar Facebook comedy page has gone from zero to 82,000 (followers) in barely a week even though it so far boasts only three videos. With over 67,000 likes (and climbing)...

Local Myanmar singer-songwriter really really loves Superman (VIDEO)

Local Myanmar singer-songwriter really really loves Superman (VIDEO)

There are plenty of songs written about Superman but few that capture the adoration that local singer-songwriter Thang Paa shows for the caped hero in this, um … touching...


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